Community Resources

Do you need some assistance with housing or are you in search of a hot meal? This guide lists resources that are in or around the Port Jefferson Area and are here to help. 

Soup Kitchens

Welcome Friends Soup Kitchen 

Mondays 5:45 PM 

Christ Church Episcopal

Barnum Avenue

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Van pick up is at 5:15 PM at the Port Jefferson LIRR station- will deliver guests to church in time for dinner and will bring them back to the train station after dinner. 

 

Tuesdays 5:45 PM 

Christ Church Methodist

Old Town Road 

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Van pick up is at 5:15 PM at the Port Jefferson LIRR station- will deliver guests to church in time for dinner and will bring them back to the train station after dinner. 

 

Wednesdays 5:45 PM

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Route 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

No pick up since church is within walking distance from Port Jefferson LIRR station.

 

Fridays 5:45 PM

First Presbyterian Church 

Main Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Van pick up is at 5:15 PM at the Port Jefferson LIRR station- will deliver guests to church in time for dinner and will bring them back to the train station after dinner. 

 

Sundays 1:00 PM Lunch

St Paul’s Lutheran Church

Route 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

No pick up since church is within walking distance from Port Jefferson LIRR station.

 

Saint Gerard Majella Soup Kitchen 

Terryville Road

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Thursdays 6:00 PM

 

St. James Roman Catholic Church Soup Kitchen 

Route 25A 

Setauket, NY 11733

Sundays 5:00 PM Dinner

 

Food Pantries

Elijah’s Pantry- Food Pantry-Full Gospel Christian Center

415 Old Town Road

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

631-928-6100

 

Food Pantry Hours:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

 

Infant Jesus Church Social Ministries 

110 Hawkins Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

631-928-0447

Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 3 PM

 

Food Pantry Hours:

Tuesday 10 AM – 12 PM: Women and Children only

Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM: Open to all 

 

Lighthouse Mission: Food Outreach

Port Jefferson Station Food Outreach Location

499 Main Street/Route 112

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Look for a Lighthouse Mission Truck parked in the parking lot between Enterprise Car and 7-11

Thursdays 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Please come dressed to be outside. Truck comes rain or shine and delivers bread, non-perishable foods and clothing. 

 

Saint Gerard Majella Catholic Church Food Pantry

300 Terryville Road

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

631-473-2900

 

Food Pantry Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10 AM – 12 PM and 1 – 3 PM

 

Saint James Catholic Church Food Pantry

Route 25A 

Setauket, NY 11733 

Provides canned/non-perishable goods, breads, milk and juice.

 

Food Pantry Hours:

Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM and Sundays 5 PM during the Soup Kitchen

 

Clothing and other Household Needs

Infant Jesus Free Store

110 Hawkins Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

Includes: clothing, shoes for men, women, and children as well as household goods provided free of charge to those in need

 

Free Store Hours (Food pantry is also held at the same time)

Tuesday 10 AM – 12 PM – Women and Children only

Thursdays 10 AM – 12 PM – Open to all 

 

Open Door Exchange

Offers furniture and other home goods to those in need 

Warehouse location:

200 Wilson Street

Building G

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

Office: 631-751-0176

 

Warehouse Hours

Mondays and Wednesdays 10 AM – 12:00 PM 

Fridays 1 – 3 PM
2 Saturdays per month 9:30 – 11:30 AM

 

It is requested that caseworkers in get in touch first. After that the client can call and give their name, contact information, and referring agency. A volunteer will call back to schedule an appointment to select furniture in the warehouse. 

 

Saint Gerard Majella Thrift Shop 

(on church premises)

300 Terryville Road

Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776

631-473-2900

 

Hours: Monday-Friday 10 AM – 4 PM Saturday 10 AM – 2 PM

Will give clothing and household items free of charge based on need. 

Port Jefferson Station residents/parishioners can speak to someone directly at the Church

to receive assistance.

 

Others who are in need must present a letter from their church stating what is required to receive assistance. 

 

Saint James Roman Catholic Church 

Route 25A 

Setauket, NY 11733 

Has clothing for men, women, and children available. 

 

Wednesdays 10 AM – 12 PM (at the same time as the Food Pantry is open)

Sundays 5 PM (during the soup kitchen)

Can be open by appointment but please call 631-941-4141 and speak with Outreach to make arrangements 

 

Shelters and Housing Assistance   

Brighter Tomorrows

PO Box 706

Shirley, NY 11967

631-395-1801

24 hour hotline: 631-395-1800

NYS licensed secure domestic violence shelter offers clients the opportunity to begin to recover from their abuse in a safe, structured environment.  

 

Emergency Housing Service of Department of Social Services 

(individuals who are current clients must provide their case number)

Please call 631-854-9935 Monday-Friday 8 AM – 3 PM

Please call 631-854-9100 Monday- Friday after 4:30 PM and weekends, and holidays 

Coram Office Direct line: 631-854-2300 or Riverhead: 631-852-3500

 

Hands Across Long Island 

159 Brightside Avenue

Central Islip, NY 11722

631-234-1925

Provides assistance in finding housing for individuals with mental health issues. 

 

Hope House Ministries

1 High Street

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

631-928-2377

Various residences are available to provide shelter as well as assistance and counseling.

 

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless

Requests that individuals get in touch with Department of Social Services first to get assistance with shelter. Other homeless issues please contact Patricia Martin 631-464-4314 ext. 114

 

Pax Christi Hospitality Center (part of the Hope House network)

255 Oakland Avenue 

Port Jefferson, NY 11777

631-928-9108

Provides temporary shelter for men ages 16 and up. Other services offered include food, social services, and other assistance as needed.  

 

Hotlines

Brighter Tomorrows (Domestic Violence): New York State licensed 19-bed domestic violence shelter offering counseling, on-site legal advocacy, transitional housing for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking victims, and women recently released from jail, and a recovery home for women who have completed an inpatient drug and alcohol program.

24/7 Hotline: 631-395-1800

 

Crisis Text Line: Helps individuals in crisis by connecting them with a compassionate trained listener through a toll-free texting service. CTL is available nationwide and 24/7. 

Text: “CTL” to 741741

 

Long Island Against Domestic Violence: Provides crisis intervention, information on options and linkage to all our services. Spanish speaking counselors available and translation services for over 100 other languages is available 24 hours a day. The hotline can provide access to the Safe Harbor Shelter.

24/7 Hotline: 631-666-8833

 

Long Island Coalition for the Homeless: LICH educates the public and advocates for the development of three types of housing: emergency, transitional and permanent low cost.

Hotline: 631-464-4314 ext. 118

 

Long Island Crisis Center: If you are in crisis, feeling suicidal, or in need of support, know that you are not alone. Long Island Crisis Center’s highly-trained counselors are standing by, ready to listen — any problem, any time, anyone.

24/7 Hotline: 516-826-0244

 

Long Island 2-1-1: A partnership between United Way of Long Island and Middle Country Public Library,  2-1-1 Long Island is a free, non-emergency information and referral service that connects Long Island residents to health and human services they may need on a daily basis or during a disaster.  

7 days/ 8 AM – 8 PM Hotline 1-888-774-7633 or just dial 211

 

Mental Health Helpline: Provides information and referrals to community resources for persons living with mental illness, their families, and service providers.

Hotline: 631-226-3900

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.

24/7 Hotline: 1-800-273-8255

 

Nassau Suffolk Law Services: The Center’s Helpline provides phone support to community advocates so they may effectively assist their clients in welfare, housing, access to health care, disability issues, and other legal matters. 

Hotline: 631-232-2400

 

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network): Anyone affected by sexual assault, whether it happened to you or someone you care about, can find support on the National Sexual Assault Hotline.

24/7 Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) 

 

Response Crisis Center/Suffolk County Crisis Hotline: If you are in crisis, in need of support or resources, or if you are feeling suicidal, we are here. 

24/7 Hotline: 631-751-7500

 

Trevor Project: Provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.

 

TrevorLifeLine: A crisis intervention and suicide prevention phone service available.

24/7 Hotline: 1-866-488-7386

 

TrevorText: A confidential and secure resource that provides live help for LGBTQ youth with a trained specialist, over text messages.

Text “Trevor” to 1-202-304-1200. Standard text messaging rates apply. Available M-F 3 PM – 10 PM EST / Noon – 7 PM PT

 

Veterans Crisis Line: Connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Support for deaf and hard of hearing individuals is available. 

24/7 Hotline: 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1

Text Message: 838255

 

VIBS (Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk): Assists the survivors of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault. Telephone counseling, information, referrals, and access to Rape Crisis Counselors and SAFE Centers. TTC available for deaf and hearing impaired clients.

24/7 Hotline: 31-360-3606

 

 

*This information is subject to change at any time at the discretion of the organization and as such, may not be accurate*